ITV Wins Big at the NTAs
ITV has scooped up seven awards at last night’s National Television Awards (NTAs), including best Drama for Downton Abbey and the hotly-contested ‘Best Serial Drama’ award for Coronation Street.
It was a good night for the cobbles, with Alan Halsall taking home ‘Best Serial Drama Performance’, after a tumultuous year for his character Tyrone.
Ant and Dec kept were awarded 'Best Entertainment Presenter' for the twelfth year in a row - a true testament to their continued popularity with ITV's audiences.
The gong for 'Best Entertainment Programme' went to I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, which enjoyed it's fourth best series ever in the ratings last year.
For the fourth year, the consistently-popular This Morning took home 'Best Daytime Programme'. Meanwhile, the ratings hit Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs secured the award for 'Factual Entertainment'.
Finally, Joanna Lumley, who started her career in hit ITV show's such as Coronation Street and The New Avengers, received the prestigious 'Special Recognition Award'. Lumley has presented a number of ITV factual shows in recent years including Joanna Lumley's Nile, A Greek Odyssey and last year's The Search for Noah's Ark.
A big congratulations to all last night's winners. For the full list, visit www.nationaltvawards.com/winners